posted by BigStink66 (GLOUCESTER, MA) Jun 30, 2006
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In the vein of the greats like 1942 and Raiden, Castle Shikigami 2 provides us with a fun and challenging retreat from the world of guns and blood that we normally see in the console titles available today. Fast paced and just a little confusing, I was surprised that this game was as playable as it is. I've noticed that most japanese games are a little (sometimes a LOT) harder than their american counterparts. Castle Shikigami 2 is no exception. I can actually get to level 3 of Raiden and i've beaten 1942. This game proved more of a challenge. The game play is seamless but chaotic and utterly pointless. The characters talk about nonsense throughout, though I think this may have something to do with my not having played the first one. I couldn't find a story outside of something bad is going to happen to Tokyo and whoever the playable characters are, are the only people that can stop it. I did however have a great time playing the game. Check it out, it is a lot of fun.
Castle shikigami 2 is a an okay shooter for the most part, moves are cool and flashy. Also very fast and enjoyable gameplay but the place were it falls short is the voice acting, character design and story. half the time I didn't even know what was going on or who i was fighting. Boss battles are cool but if this is your first time playing an over head shooter stay far away, the boss battles are not very beginner friendly.
Nice shoot em up especially with 2 players. Lots of replayability due to the several different characters you can play as, each of which play completely differently. The plot, dialogue, and voicing are hilariously bad, seemingly intentionally so. I'm pretty bad at shoot-em-ups, although I like them anyway, and this one offers a decent challenge even on easy. It does seem to be the "bullet heck" style, with lots of stuff flying all over the screen in various clever patterns. All in all worth a rent and I went ahead and tracked down a copy to own.